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Forum Post: September 17th has MEANING it was a day in our Revolution

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 24, 2011, 5:07 p.m. EST by TheEvilFuckaire (208)
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http://www.homeofheroes.com/hallofheroes/1st_floor/birth/1bc6a.html This link will give a timeline of the 20 years leading up to our independence. You will notice The Sons Of Liberty acted allot like some ninja looking friends of ours. The parliamentary government of the time also bowed to the wants of corporations and was inaccessible to people. John Hancock's crew literally nailed a customs inspector to the floor. They tarred and feathered tax collectors. Boycotted all English goods.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

Whole speech http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/henry.htm

    Patrick Henry - March 23, 1775

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[-] 2 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

"In one of his less famous rides, Paul Revere delivered a copy of the Resolves to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it was endorsed on September 17 as a show of colonial solidarity. In response, John Adams commented in his diary: "This was one of the happiest days of my life. In Congress we had generous, noble sentiments, and manly eloquence. This day convinced me that America will support the Massachusetts or perish with her."[3] Endorsement of the Suffolk Resolves, and with it the rebellion that had enveloped Massachusetts, altered the political balance in Congress and paved the way for radical measures, such as the Continental Association, a general nonimportation agreement. Previously, nonimportation agreements had been limited to specific localities, but this one applied throughout the rebellious colonies. The Committees of inspection and Committees of Safety that formed to enforce the Continental Association established a revolutionary infrastructure, similar to the Sons of Liberty in the early days of resistance."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffolk_Resolves

http://www.the99declaration.org/

[-] 1 points by TheEvilFuckaire (208) 2 years ago

Yes the resolves that is what I was getting at. They got together and decided that there was a problem and agreed that action was needed. The American revolution took about 20 years of protests, crackdowns, cops/redcoats in peoples homes, denial of the right to trial. Same stuff that is happening now. OWS is 3 months old, it will take time, there will be blood and tears. Factions like Black Bloc do not represent everyone, but neither do pussies that let their friends get beaten up. If the Sons of Liberty were here today the PO PO would not have a working vehicle or radio antenna. The locks on all buildings controlled by the 1% would need to be replaced daily, superglue reeks havoc on locks and doors. Want a door to stay open? Put some epoxy on all moving parts while it is open. Want it closed? Do the same thing while it is closed. It is not vandalism if you own the building you own all public space by definition.

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

The timeline link is not working.

Can you fix it ? thx

[-] 1 points by TheEvilFuckaire (208) 2 years ago

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /hallofheroes/1st_floor/birth/1bc6ab.html on this server.

looks like they don't want us to see our own history.

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

Whose site is that ?

Thanks for the Patrick Henry link - works great!

[-] 1 points by TheEvilFuckaire (208) 2 years ago

That is a site I found and studied for several hours when I searched for events leading up to the American Revolution hallofheroes covers the revolution and the 15-20 years prior. John Hancock's men nailed a British Customs Agent to the deck of their ship. Tax collectors were tarred and feathered regularly. the Sons of Liberty were very much like Black Bloc. I would say they made Black Bloc look like collaborators.

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

Very interesting . . will have to research the subject.

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

Just make sure we still have some elements of unpredictability when we carry out major protests.

[-] 1 points by sandyed (8) 2 years ago

And post people all around to keep you informed about the number of cops and their location- when they come, move some where else. don't get arrested. And if they can't catch or find you , they can't arrest you.